Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health

Having a Biopsy

When a mammogram or ultrasound shows something abnormal or suspicious, the radiologists may recommend that a breast biopsy be performed. A biopsy is a way for our surgeons to obtain one or several samples of breast tissue to be examined for diagnosis of the abnormality.

At the Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health, we are able to perform several different biopsies. With our state-of-the-art digital stereotactic and ultrasound-guided biopsy system, we can remove quality samples of breast tissue rapidly and accurately. This type of biopsy is performed in the center and does not require a trip to the operating room.

Our surgeons are certified by the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS) in both stereotactic and ultrasound-guided biopsies.

To make your biopsy experience a little easier, our team has prepared a simple guide to answer the most frequently asked questions about biopsies. Please visit the following pages to learn more:

Frequently Asked Questions about Biopsies

  • How do I prepare for my biopsy?
  • What is an ultrasound-guided breast bioposy?
  • What is a stereotactic breast biopsy?
  • What is an MRI-guided breast biopsy?
  • What happens after a biopsy?